To Branson’s bad luck, Fernandez’s Lotus team placed two higher than Virgin and Branson lost the bet. Though this may have been cause for embarrassment to anybody else, to the Virgin owner, this was just another opportunity to show the world what a super sport he can be. In fact Branson went all out and dressed up as an Air Asia female flight attendant. He wore a red skirt and jacket ensemble with a white shirt and red ballerina pumps, which is their in-flight uniform. Not just that – he went all the way and shaved his legs and wore fishnet stockings, lipstick and complete eye makeup. The only thing he stopped short of doing was shaving off his beard and mustache. All in all a pretty amusing picture. No passenger on that Air Asia flight is going to forget this for a long time.
Everyone knows that Branson could never resist a challenge and especially one as audacious as this. Of course, he also couldn’t resist getting his own back one way or the other. He got back at Fernandez by tipping a whole tray of drinks on the Air Asia CEO’s lap during the flight!